What Nobody Told Me About Motherhood

I always knew it would happen some day. I just didn't think it would be so soon. I mean, how did 20 years fly by so fast? From Arrow From My Quiver: When The Last Fletch Flies: An arrow, like a child, isn’t meant to be forever stored in the shelter of its quiver. Or … Continue reading What Nobody Told Me About Motherhood


Why ‘At The Mountain’s Edge’ is a Cliff-Hanger!

At The Mountain’s Edge By Genevieve Graham This book was so much fun! A fast-paced, engrossing story full of wild outdoor adventure and snow. Lots and lots of snow. I grabbed this off the library counter as I was checking out. Read it cover to cover in a day and a half. At The Mountain’s … Continue reading Why ‘At The Mountain’s Edge’ is a Cliff-Hanger!

Do You Remember Elsa?

Have you ever re-discovered a book from your childhood that still has the power to move and profoundly impact you even a half century after your initial read? If so, then you’ve found a true classic. Pinterest Joy Adamson’s Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds is such a book. Evocative and compelling, Born Free … Continue reading Do You Remember Elsa?

BOOK NOOK: The Grimm Legacy

The Grimm Legacy #1 by Polly Shulman This book is just fun. Full of all sorts or unexpected twists and turns. Elizabeth’s after-school job leads to a world of excitement, romance, and magical intrigue. She works at library that lends objects, not books, and includes a secret room called the Grimm Collection. You do not … Continue reading BOOK NOOK: The Grimm Legacy

BOOK NOOK: An Eagle in the Snow

An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo I've been waiting for Michael Morpurgo's next work since I finished "War Horse." His latest, "An Eagle in the Snow," doesn't disappoint. In a dark mountain tunnel outside London (1940), a train waits out an attack from a German Messerschmidt 109. One car is occupied by a … Continue reading BOOK NOOK: An Eagle in the Snow

BOOK NOOK: The Lost Letter

The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor   The Lost Letter is a remarkable historical novel rimming with mystery, grit, and grace. Based on the work of the Austrian resistance to Nazi invaders via postage stamps (stamps!), "The Lost Letter" skillfully bridges two continents and 50 years. It spans 1938/39 Austria and 1989+ Southern California and … Continue reading BOOK NOOK: The Lost Letter

BOOK NOOK: Gary & The Great Outdoors

Winter's retreating. Temperatures are climbing. Here in the Pacific Northwest, hikers, campers, and outdoor lovers are coming out of hibernation after a long, cold, winter. While we're readying our hiking gear, checking our camelbaks and planning our next outdoor adventure, now's a good time to get in a little outdoor reading, too. And when it … Continue reading BOOK NOOK: Gary & The Great Outdoors

Why ‘Mist on the River’ Flies High

First of all, relax. Secondly, don’t let the title throw you. You don't have to be a full-fledged member of the fly fishing fraternity to get into Michael Checchio’s “Mist on the River: An Angler’s Quest for Steelhead.” So if shallows and steelhead aren’t your cup of sunshine, don't fret. There are plenty of good … Continue reading Why ‘Mist on the River’ Flies High

BOOK NOOK: ‘Cross Roads’

Is the calendar wrong? I wondered. It says “April.” Wet, gray and shivering, Thursday was a stubborn throwback to winter.  Hardly a day for a spring picnic. It was, however, a perfect day for hot chocolate, a crackling fire, and a new book. I skipped into the library and snagged Cross Roads off the shelf … Continue reading BOOK NOOK: ‘Cross Roads’

BOOK NOOK: ‘My Family for the War’

My Family for the War by Anne C. Voorhoeve Powerful and poignant, this is one of the finest historical novels I've ever read. A riveting, compelling story of loss, restoration, tragedy, triumph, despair and hope set in war-torn Germany, Holland and England. Unfolding over about seven years, the story is told in the first person … Continue reading BOOK NOOK: ‘My Family for the War’